A Ton of Fun at Festivals and Fairs This Weekend

Gee, but there is a lot going on this weekend. Kilted miles, grand openings, hero games; it’s all happening in and around Anchorage. AKontheGO fam is set to do our part to support local festivals and events, so here is a short list of fun for the whole family. In true reverence for AKontheGO Dad’s […]

Alaska Ocean Festival in Review

Really, it could not have been a better afternoon. Glorious sunshine, fun people, and a kid who wanted not only to ride the bucking salmon, but who stayed on and impressed all the big folks. The Alaska Center for the Environment indeed pulled out all the stops. Maybe Mother Nature had a hand in securing […]

World Beard and Moustache Championships in Anchorage

As much as AKontheGO Dad likes to think he’s all that with his beard, he’s got nothing on these guys. The World Beard and Moustache Championships are here in Anchorage this weekend, and let me tell you, you’ve never seen anything like it… As the author of WBMC’s Participant Guide, I had the privelege of […]

Palmer Museum of History and Art; and a Visitor’s Center

On our way home after our Mother’s Day extravanganza at the Musk Ox Farm, we stopped in at the Palmer Visitor Center, which we soon found out, is much more than just a place to get free coffee and a map. A quaint log cabin on the main drag of historic Palmer, the Visitor Center […]

Revved For Rondy: Annual Winter Funfest Kicks Off Feb. 27

Who doesn’t love a carnival? Rides, food, contests of wit and strength, and in this case, fur hats, mittens, and dozens of howling sled dogs, with with a few reindeer thrown in for good measure.  Step right up, folks. Entering its 75th year of entertaining winter-weary Alaskans, Fur Rendezvous  is set to begin yet another stellar “beginning to […]